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The emperor redressed : critiquing critical theory / edited with an introduction by Dwight Eddins.

Contributor(s): Eddins, Dwight, 1939- | Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature (18th : 1992 : University of Alabama)Material type: TextTextPublication details: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1995. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 228 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585228337; 9780585228334Subject(s): Criticism -- Congresses | Deconstruction -- Congresses | English literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses | American literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory | American literature | Criticism | Deconstruction | English literature | Dekonstruktion | Kritik | Literatur | Literatuurtheorie | Poststructuralisme | USA | Englisch | Tuscaloosa <Ala., 1992> | English literature Criticism | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Congressen (vorm) | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Emperor redressed.DDC classification: 801/.95/0973 LOC classification: PN98.D43 | E48 1995ebOther classification: 17.80 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
What is humanistic criticism? / M.H. Abrams -- The End of the poststructuralist era / Frederick Crews -- The Current polarization of literary studies / Richard Levin -- Time and the intelligentsia: a patchwork in nine parts, with loopholes / Gary Saul Morson -- The Agony of feminism: why feminist theory is necessary after all / Nina Baym -- Confessions of a reluctant critic; or, the resistance to literature / Ihab Hassan -- Deconstruction after the fall / David Lehman -- The Poetic fallacy / Paisley Livingston -- Literary theory and its discontents / John R. Searle.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therein, by a group of prominent scholars and critics: M.H. Abrams, Nina Baym, Frederick Crews, Ihab Hassan, David Lehman, Richard Levin, Paisley Livingston, Saul Morson, and John Searle.Summary: Assembled at The University of Alabama for the 1992 symposium from which this book takes its title, these scholars were charged with the task of examining the truth-value, methodology, practice, and humanistic status of poststructuralist theories and with speculating on what their conclusions portend for the future of theory. Some of the deficiencies "uncovered" in the emperor's apparel include the failure of poststructuralist theory to answer to the complexities of literary experience, its tendency to be self-ratifying, its betrayal of the feminist achievement, its conflation of style and logic, its attempt to impose apocalyptic finalities on history's open-endedness, and its ignorance of much in current language philosophy. The writings of Jacques Derrida, in particular, come in for skeptical scrutiny by Abrams, Livingston, and Searle. The book concludes with a lively panel discussion in which the audience joins the fray.
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Papers and concluding panel discussion of the Eighteenth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature held Oct. 8-10, 1992, at the University of Alabama.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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What is humanistic criticism? / M.H. Abrams -- The End of the poststructuralist era / Frederick Crews -- The Current polarization of literary studies / Richard Levin -- Time and the intelligentsia: a patchwork in nine parts, with loopholes / Gary Saul Morson -- The Agony of feminism: why feminist theory is necessary after all / Nina Baym -- Confessions of a reluctant critic; or, the resistance to literature / Ihab Hassan -- Deconstruction after the fall / David Lehman -- The Poetic fallacy / Paisley Livingston -- Literary theory and its discontents / John R. Searle.

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The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therein, by a group of prominent scholars and critics: M.H. Abrams, Nina Baym, Frederick Crews, Ihab Hassan, David Lehman, Richard Levin, Paisley Livingston, Saul Morson, and John Searle.

Assembled at The University of Alabama for the 1992 symposium from which this book takes its title, these scholars were charged with the task of examining the truth-value, methodology, practice, and humanistic status of poststructuralist theories and with speculating on what their conclusions portend for the future of theory. Some of the deficiencies "uncovered" in the emperor's apparel include the failure of poststructuralist theory to answer to the complexities of literary experience, its tendency to be self-ratifying, its betrayal of the feminist achievement, its conflation of style and logic, its attempt to impose apocalyptic finalities on history's open-endedness, and its ignorance of much in current language philosophy. The writings of Jacques Derrida, in particular, come in for skeptical scrutiny by Abrams, Livingston, and Searle. The book concludes with a lively panel discussion in which the audience joins the fray.

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